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MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 4:00am PDT
latest on its path and when it might make a direct hit on the u.s. coastline. it is still expected to do heavy damage. the latest in a live report ahead. >>> ten days and counting. new polls out today in some key swing states. how might hurricane sandy affect the election? >>> in office politics, america at a crossroads. we stand on what this election means, big picture, with some of our colleagues, the buzz from the msnbc newsroom. good morning, everyone. welcome to "weekends with alex witt" where you get to what's happening right now out there. we have this breaking news, sandy has been downgraded to a tropical storm overnight but the threat to the u.s. remains. five states as well as d.c., they are under state of emergency. people along the east coast are preparing for the worst. residents are bagging sand and boarding up buildings. out-of-state power crews are on call, ready to move in after the storm. sandy's powerful winds and flooding rains battered the bahamas and caribbean and at least 43 people have died as a result of this storm so far. most of the deaths occurred in hai
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 9:00am PDT
an attack half the world away is stirring outrage in headlines here in the u.s. >>> and it is an election phenomenon that's hard to believe but it is true. how sharks and ohio state football could affect the presidential winner. >>> plus in office politics, a dose of morning joe. i asked joe about the impending fiscal cliff. and who's to blame for it. it is a multipart answer you're going to want to hear right here on "weekends with alex witt." >>> some headlines making news out on the west coast, the los angeles times has a story on the outrage following the taliban's attack on the school girl in pakistan. the article quotes experts who say although many people are upset about the shooting there are tomorrow obstacles that would lead to a crackdown against islamic militants in that country. >>> the salt lake tribune has a story on how enrollment at utah's public colleges has fallen for the first time in four years. some schools have made admissions tougher. others foresee enrollments slipping as more students opt for mormon missions. >>> the idaho press tribune has a story on ho
MSNBC
Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
virginia. in his weekly address this morning, the president focuses on jobs and the u.s. auto industry comeback. >> we refused to throw in the towel and do nothing. we refused to let detroit go bankrupt. i bet on american workers, and american ingenuity and three years later that bet is paying off in a big way. >> police in colorado are investigating a shooting at president obama's denver campaign office. and officials say the people were inside when a shot was fired through the office window friday afternoon. fortunately no one was hurt. >>> mitt romney and paul ryan are spending a second straight day in ohio after rallying voters in lancaster friday. >> it's good to be back. and this is our -- this is our comeback team here. and this is our comeback team here in ohio. and we're going to bring back america. >> now, governor romney will be making stops today in portsmouth and lebanon. congressman ryan will visit youngstown. president obama and vice president biden have no scheduled public events today. joining me now for more front page politics white house correspondent for the hill,
MSNBC
Oct 21, 2012 12:00pm EDT
fighter than ever. nuclear talks between the u.s. and iran and a spoof of the last showdown on "saturday night live." 16 days until election day and first to front page politics at a blond new nbc poll today show that president obama and mitt romney are tied among likely voters. president obama lea-- with juste day to go before the third and final presidential debate both sides are weighing in. >> we feel good about where we are, we're even ahead in this battleground states, and if you look at the early voting that's going on around the country, it's very robust and it's ve very --? it's a trend in our direction, and i have been all over the state in the last six weeks. the enthusiasm energy is on our side this year, i mean it's not like 2008 at all. we make three times more phone calls in all of 2008 with our volunteers. 25 more door knocks all of 2008. so something's different on the ground. >> we're getting our very first look inside the debate hall ahead of tomorrow night's debate. the debate takes place at lynne university in boca raton, florida. the editorial board is backing the p
MSNBC
Oct 14, 2012 9:00am PDT
profile of u.s. soldier called the i.e.d. whisperer. 36-year-old army staff sergeant kelly ronei said he found 150 improvised explosives since arriving in afghanistan last spring. >>> right now mitt romney is in massachusetts prepping for the last debate. they are expecting a tougher debate fight ahead. today campaign surrogates gave a preview of what tuesday night might look like. >> where is the obama plan? he said four years. he can't get a budget passed. >> because why? you have a congress that has signed pledges not to cooperate. >> peter alexander is joining me on the phone with a good sunday to you. >> alex, you heard jennifer granholm and bob mcdonald. it's doubtful we will hear that bickering on the stage this tuesday. both the president and mitt romney will be speaking in front of voters. what's unique about this debate is they effectively have to go in front of voters and ask them for their votes. so it's going to be more challenging environment where you can't really attack one another as simply. that said t romney folks do anticipate the president in the words will c
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 4:00am PDT
enrichment plants are going strong. >> just recently iran actually offered a 9-step plan to the u.s. in regard to the nuclear program. did that go anywhere? >> not yet. it's really interesting. it does suggest that they are getting nervous and they're floating some ideas that we've seen before and they all start with this idea that you have to stop sanctions first. maybe we'll agree to some changes later on, but get rid of the sanctions. that's a non-starter because right now we have so much pressure against the iranian economy and for us to drop that and say, okay, lets a he see, iran, what you're going to do. the u.s. said, no, you have to do better than that. >> this economic upheave val that they're experiencing, how does life on the streets of iran change? especially with the staples of daily life, their food. >> people are in a panic. they've had to give up luxuries like electronics, trips to dubai and even red meat is getting so expensive that a lot of families have to do without. now you're seeing bread and yogurt, rice, chicken, the things that iranians have every day. it's get
MSNBC
Oct 7, 2012 9:00am PDT
help you solve it. >>> 11 years ago today, u.s. troops were first deployed to afghanistan, following the attacks on september 11th, it is now the nation's longest war, during which over 2,000 american troops have died in country. despite that it has received little attention from the presidential candidates, and an increasingly war-weary nation. gener general, as always a pleasure to have you. >>> good morning, alex. >> where does this war stand as we hit this anniversary? >> well, we're in trouble, obviously. we're trying to pull out by 2014. and yet, leave behind allegedly probably 25,000 advisers and trainers spread out all over this country. karzai has been an absolute disaster, eroding national support. and now the taliban signals they will not negotiate. why would they? they can wait us out. so i think once the election is over there will be a new discussion in u.s. and nato policy on how to pull out. >> i wanted to introduce to you, sir, just last weekend the number of americans killed in afghanistan hit 2,000. is there a point at which the cost just becomes too gre
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2012 9:00am PDT
the u.s. consulate in benghazi. >>> joining me now for more front page politics, political columnist for the "washington post" dana millbank and white house editor for politico rachel smolkin. >>> dana, with this new gallup pole, 51% of americans think president obama won the last debate. 37% side with mitt romney. what are both camps saying ahead of the final debate, and what do you expect to see on monday? what's the attitude, what's the approach? >> well, alex, by all accounts this last debate is probably the least important because they've had two chances to make this impression and because it's about form policy which isn't what this campaign is primarily about. but that said, this is a very close election. so if one or the other has a very big moment or very bad moment, that could really change things. you don't need to change a whole lot of votes here, assuming there are really some undecided outside there. >> what do you think about that at this point in the race, rachel, what dana is saying it's probably not going to change anyone's minds unless there's a moment. >> unless t
MSNBC
Oct 6, 2012 12:00pm EDT
their federal taxes go up next year if the u.s. goes over the so-called fiscal cliff. a new study from the tax policy center finds that the average taxpayer will pay $3500 more next year and middle-income households will pay $2,000 more. that all adds up to about half a trillion dollars going to uncle sam. lori montgomery from "the "washington post"" welcome. >> thanks for having me. >> we're going to look at who pace what based on the article you wrote here. those making the least will see their taxes go up boy 3.7%. middle income earners will pay 3.8%. top,ers 5.8% and top 1% will see their taxes rise 7.2%. what programs are causing these hikes? >> if you're at the very bottom of the income level you're getting hit by the hardest the various tax increases included in the fiscal cliff is the end of the payroll tax holiday, which president obama got through in 2010, and the tax cuts that were included in the 2009 economic stimulus package. people talk about that as spending but it also included a lot of refundable tax credits that expanded the ability of lower income people to take adv
MSNBC
Oct 27, 2012 12:00pm EDT
there. australia second, canada third and the u.s. ranks sixth. this is not so friendly. jets quarterback tim tebow, you've heard of him, right? in the new "sports illustrated" survey of nfl players, tebow is named the most overrated player in the league. ouch. and finally the late elizabeth taylor is topping forbes's new list of top earning dead celebrities. comments from a christie's auction of her prized possessions. michael jackson comes in second with 145 million. elvis presley the king brought in about a third of that to rank third. peanuts cartoonist charles shulz with 37 million and reggae legend bob marley. ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ ♪ [ girl ] hey! [ both laugh ] ♪ to bring you a low-priced medicare prescription drug plan. ♪ with a low national plan premium... ♪ ...and copays as low as one dollar... ♪ ...saving on your medicare prescriptions is easy. ♪ so you're free to focus on the things that really matter. call humana at 1-800-808-4003. or go to walmart.com for details. >>> welcome back. just past the half hour we are tracking hurricane sandy. the storm is leavin
MSNBC
Oct 20, 2012 7:00am EDT
head of the u.s. elections project. nice to see you again, michael. thanks for joining me. >> great to be with you again. >> let's take a look at where things stand versus 2008. how tows it compare in terms of early voting? >> 2008 we're on pace to meet or exceed the number in this election. >> i know you're keeping an close eye on everything. which candidate has the lead? >> that's what everybody wants to know. in a couple of states we can't tell. florida, ohio, virginia, we have healthy levels of early voting up perhaps over 2008 but it's very difficult at this point to tell who may be winning, which is confirming what we already know from the polling in those states. the early vote seems to confirm what we already know with the polling. i think the one state to watch at this point continues to be iowa. iowa, democrats -- registered democrats are turning out very strongly at similar levels they did in 2008. the early vote we're seeing in iowa looks very good for obama. it seems to be confirming your own poll actually which had a subsample of early voters. we see very good numbers
MSNBC
Oct 28, 2012 12:00pm EDT
mid-atlantic coastline. it will move closer to the u.s. tomorrow. mandatory evacuations under way right now. people in atlantic city, new jersey, as well as parts of connecticut, dwanbegan evacuati moments ago. evacuation orders for low-lying par parts of delaware, maryland, and new york. andrew cuomo spoke with this news for america's largest city. >> i'm announcing the mta will suspend bus, subway and commuter rail service at 7:00 p.m. this evening. >> something to know for all commuters, and the impending severe weather is suspending campaign events. president obama has cancelled events for virginia. sandy is expected to spawn heavy rain, storm surge, and eventually snow. dylan dryer has it all. a big report. >> a big report on a big storm, alex. it extends basically the size of it from boston to charlotte, north carolina. that say huge storm, and when it makes its wayon sho on onshore, affect that length of coastline. major events across the eastern seaboard. still a category to 1 storm. the 11:00 a.m. report has not changed. 573 miles directly south of new york city. it is st
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